Yong's Song Analysis Essay

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Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young wrote music that depicted current events of their time. The focus of each song was to expose excessive use of power by authority. Yong’s Song written in response to the actions of Ohio’s National Guard who used excessive force to stop a protest demonstration ending in the deaths of 4 Kent State students. Protesters were against President Nixon’s order to invade Cambodia. The students represented the faces and lives of Vietnamese citizens which sparked anger. Yong wrote, "Tin Soldiers and Nixon's coming, we're finally on our own, this summer I hear the drummin', four dead in Ohio, gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down." The Ohio national guard fired shots into a crowd of people leaving the question of whom are we fighting.
Bruce Springsteen vocalizes in music the horrific death of Amado Dillion by the hands of law enforcement. Bruce wrote, “Is it a gun, is it a knife, is it a wallet, this is your life.” Amado Dillion was reaching for his wallet and the police officers did not assess they just fired. Bruce wrote, “You get killed just for living in your American skin,” I interpreted this verse as it wasn’t what he had in his hands that led to him being shot 41 times, it was what he represented. A black male.
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All prospective students reported to Foster Auditorium. Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Auditorium with every intention to keep Vivian and James out and live up to his promise for, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. With no cause to leave Vivian and James stood and waited Mr. Wallace’s attempt to keep the students out of the University was diluted due to the swift actions of President Kennedy. The University of Alabama become an integrated campus in

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